Wednesday MLB Playoffs Betting Doubleheader

Wednesday MLB Playoffs Betting Doubleheader

Baseball betting fans have plenty to wager on today as both Championship Series will be in action. The early game features the New York Yankees playing in a ‘must win’ situation as they host the Texas Rangers. In the night game, the Philadelphia Phillies


2010-10-20

Baseball betting fans have plenty to wager on today as both Championship Series will be in action. The early game features the New York Yankees playing in a ‘must win’ situation as they host the Texas Rangers. In the night game, the Philadelphia Phillies need a win to even the series up 2-2.

Let’s take a look at each game a little more closely and see if we can’t expose some profitable baseball betting angles.

TEXAS RANGERS at NEW YORK YANKEES

ALCS Game 5, Texas leads series 3-1
Wednesday, 4:05 p.m. ET
Sportsbook.com Betting Odds: New York -165, Texas +155, Total: 8

If the Yankees are to continue their season past Wednesday they’ll need a big-time performance from CC Sabathia (21-7, 3.18 ERA) who gets the ball in Game 5. He’ll be opposed by C.J. Wilson (15-8, 3.35 ERA). The two left-handers squared off in Game 1 of the series, a 6-5 New York victory.

Sabathia struggled in the series opener, going four innings and allowing five runs on six hits while walking four and striking out three. The offense bailed him out with a five-run eighth inning as the Yankees erased a 5-0 deficit en route to the win. In his two playoff starts this year, Sabathia’s ERA is a hefty 7.20. Wednesday marks his first home postseason start this year and Sabathia pitched well at Yankee Stadium in 2010, going 11-2 with a 3.00 ERA.

Wilson pitched well enough to win Game 1, allowing three runs on six hits over seven innings. He’s pitched well lately too, going 2-0 with a 2.45 ERA over his last three starts, which includes a 1-0 record and a 2.03 ERA in two playoff starts. He’s also been strong on road this season, going 5-5 with a 2.72 ERA (including postseason). The Rangers have won six of his past eight road starts.



The following MLB betting trend seems to indicate that the Rangers will finish off the Yankees tonight:

Play On - Any team (TEXAS) - when leading in a playoff series. (61-27 over the last 5 seasons.) (69.3%, +37.6 units. Rating = 4*).

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